Mitten Mornings: Ellen Gelerman
A Stimulating Blend of Michigan Authors.
Get to know Ellen Gelerman, author of The Book of Hannah: A Tragicomedy in Three Trimesters.
About the Author:
Ellen Gardner Gelerman grew up on Long Island, New York, and spent much of her adult life there. She received her BA in English from Indiana University, leading to a lifelong love of English literature as well as a career in advertising and promotion. Though Ellen is retired, writing is still her passion. The Book of Hannah: A Tragicomedy in Three Trimesters (Warren Publishing, 2019) is her first novel, while one of her short stories appeared in The Road to Pemberley: An Anthology of New Pride and Prejudice Stories (Ulysses Press, 2011). Ellen and her husband, Roy, who have two adult children, currently live in Milford, Michigan with their dogs.
About The Book of Hannah:
Hannah Murrow is thrilled to announce that she’s expecting. But being pregnant for the first time at 55 isn’t what she expected at all. Hannah’s disappointed that no one–not her husband, eager for retirement; not her longtime friends from her infertility support group; and least of all her moody, difficult adopted daughter Natty–seems to share her excitement. That all changes when Natty and her boyfriend turn Hannah’s improbable pregnancy into a marketing opportunity, and Hannah into an unlikely social media celebrity. In the process, Hannah reconsiders what it means to be a mother, both to the child she’s expecting and to the one she has already raised.